ISF Emergency Medical Grant For Animals


"Animals have an exquisitely poignant way of teaching us, through demonstration, how to love and be loved. We learn compassion, as well as expand our perception of the infinite connection to the environment around us, from our creature friends--whether they are furry and lick us, or slither and swim. We owe it to these creatures to provide protection, healing and love. That is exactly why I am so proud that the IS Foundation has launched our first grant program -- the Emergency Medical Grant for Animals" - Ian Somerhalder


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Raleigh in the shelter

It's a Pit Bull's Life - meet Raleigh

Recently, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation put out a call to action for our supporters to tell us about what life is like having a Pit Bull in their family. 

According to, “Considering that there were an estimated 53,000,000 dogs in the U.S., and assuming that pit bulls make up 10% of that population, there would be approximately 5.3 million pit bulls in our society.” 

But what is it like to own a Pit Bull? What is it like to have them in your home every day? What prejudice have people experienced? The response we received at ISF from Pit Bull owners was wonderful.


Raleigh with Loie


 Species Granted      Feb 2014- Sept 2016

Lucky Before

ISF Medical Grant Statistics

On February 14, 2014, ISF launched our Medical Emergency Grant to help rescuers care for animals recovering from abuse, neglect and traumatic injuries. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of amazing individuals and groups to help animals in need get back on their paws, claws, hoofs and flippers. In celebration, we wanted to share some of our grant statistics with ISF’s supporters because together, we do make a difference.

By the end of of the first quarter on 2016, ISF had given out 453 grants. 


Organizations receiving grants in 2016


Grantee Success Stories

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